Microsoft Edge Canary adds exclusive ‘picture-in-picture’ button to global media control

According tomedia reports, Edge Canary is updated every day, and while not every update brings new features, some features are introduced as experimental features before they appear in the new version. One of the features of the latest Edge Canary is the direct access to picture-in-picture through global media controls. This feature is added to Edge Canary v.82.0.442.0.

Microsoft Edge Canary adds exclusive 'picture-in-picture' button to global media control

Last August, Microsoft followed Google’s lead in launching global media controls at its Edge Canary. Interestingly, any media currently playing in the browser can enable Picture-in-Picture directly through the global media controls, which will also extend to users running Chrome Canary v.82.0.4075. It has long been an open secret that the two companies have contributed to and benefited from each other’s work on the Chromium open source platform.

Microsoft Edge Canary adds exclusive 'picture-in-picture' button to global media control

Users can enable this feature by using the edge://flags to search for “global media control” and to activate the Global Media Control “Picture-in-Picture” flag. They can then tap the Picture In icon on the control panel while playing any media.

While this feature is not particularly important, it’s great for users to quickly pop up any media in a browser without having to navigate to a specific tab to enable Paint-in-Picture. If you want to try this feature, you can download the new version of Edge Canary. But it’s important to note that considering that it’s only beta at the moment, so the screen may have rough edges.